Dr. Karen Parker, Ph.D.
Principle Investigator (P.I.)

Desiree Dupes
Administrative Associate

Briana Hernandez
Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Alexandria Tartt
Medical Student

Daniel Bowling, Ph.D.

Laura Del Rosso
Laboratory Manager

Callum Trainor
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ozge Oztan, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist

Robin Libove
Clinical Research Manager

Lauren Clarke
Medical Student


Former Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Where are they now?

  • Sanaz Amini, MA, CCC-SLP: Private Practice Speech Language Pathologist
  • Dean Carson, PhD: Biotechnology Executive
  • Debra Karhson, PhD: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Jesus Madrid, PhD: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
  • Adam Myers, DVM: Laboratory Animal Medicine Resident, Tulane University
  • Kimberley Rainwater, DVM: Zoo Veterinarian
  • Valentina Sclafani, PhD: Assistant Professor, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Kate Talbot, PhD: Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology


Former Undergraduates, Post-Baccalaureates, Coterminal Masters Students, and Research Staff

Where are they now?

  • Kylee Beck: Office of Student Engagement Peer Advisor, Stanford University
  • Sean Berquist, MD: Surgical Resident, Stanford University
  • Katy Brewster, MD: Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow, Columbia University
  • Lauryn Cartagine: Masters in Counseling Student, Palo Alto University
  • Kendall Coden: NIH IRTA Fellow
  • Carl Cummings, MS, MBA: Product Manager at Stripe
  • Kristen Hornbeak, MD: Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine Fellow, UCSD
  • Lisa Jackson, MA: Cognitive Psychologist, MobLab
  • Wendy Kalkus, DVM: Veterinarian in Private Practice
  • Alyssa Maness: Psychology PhD Student, UC Davis
  • Amanda Manorot, MD: Surgical Resident, University of Michigan
  • Michael Mariscal: Psychology PhD Student, Cornell University
  • Noreen Mohsin: Medical Student, University of Miami
  • Coby Moss: Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program at UC Berkeley
  • Donald Neal, MD: Medical Resident, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota 
  • Psalm Pineo-Cavanaugh: Post-Baccalaureate Junior Specialist, UCSF
  • Sophie Rose: Master's Student, John Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Sierra Simmons: Psychology PhD Student, Georgia State University
  • Raena Sumiyoshi: MBA student, UCLA's Anderson School of Management
  • Serena (Tanaka) Tamura: Cellular Molecular Pharmacology PhD Student, UCSF
  • Ariana Tapia: Human Biology Course Associate, Stanford University
  • Mackenzie Walter: Master's Student, Johns Hopkins
  • Tara Trujillo: Medical Student, University of Colorado
  • Kaeli Yuen, MD: The Human Diagnosis Project

Lab Members at Work and Play